“Etihaisik tathyon se khilwaad kar agar Padmavati ji ke samman ke khilaaf film mein drishya dikhaye gaye hain, uss Film ka pradharshan Madhya Pradesh ki dharti par nahi hoga (The history has been tinkered with and Queen Padmavati has been shown in poor light, such a movie will not be allowed in Madhya Pradesh)”.
This was the Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan had to say after banning the film Padmavati even before its release. Chouhan made the announcement after meeting a delegation of Rajput leaders, including the members of Karni Sena which has led violent protests against the film based on legendary queen Rani Padmini, reported News18.
Even the Yogi Adityanath let Uttar Pradesh government had said that they will not let the film to release unless and until all the controversial scenes are removed from the film. Not just this, even the chief minister of Rajasthan had demanded I&B Minister Smriti Irani not to release the movie unless and until necessary changes are done to the film so that it won’t hurt the feelings of Hindus.
Even censor board chief Prasoon Joshi bashes Padmavati film!!!
It would be wrong if you say that BJP is opposing the film with the intention to impress BJP voters. This is because even the Chairman of Central Board of Film Certification (CBFC) Prasoon Joshi bashed Padmavati team for holding a select screening of the film to selected individuals.
“Disappointing that the film Padmavati is being screened for the media and getting reviewed on national channels without CBFC having seen or certified the Film. This compromises the role of systems and balances that are part of a functioning industry. It’s myopic to treat the certification process haphazardly to suit convenience” Mr Prasoon Joshi said to a news channel.
Surprised to see the makers of #Padmavati showing it to select editors even before CBFC clears the film.Most surprising is filmmakers refuse to clarify in the disclaimer whether #Padmavati is a work of fiction or based on history.Lets make these editors CBFC members.
— Sudhir Chaudhary (@sudhirchaudhary) November 18, 2017
Even Capt Amarinder Singh wants to ban the film!!!
Nobody will accept distortion of history and those who are protesting are rightly doing so” this is how he expressed his anger against the film Padmavati.
— ANI (@ANI) November 20, 2017
Widespread anger on the people who hurt Hindu sentiments!!!
When a film hurt minority religion, Shabana Azmi advised not to make such films but today she exposed her hypocrisy by supporting the release of the film Padmavati which has distorted history.
Pic1(2015): Shabana Azmi Lecturing Movie Should Not Be Made As It'll Hurt Muslim Sentiments
Pic2(2017): Shabana Azmi Calling Bollywood To Boycott IFFI Fest To Support #Padmavati.
— Sir Ravindra Jadeja (@SirJadeja) November 19, 2017
Shabana Azmi, attention please!!!
Where were all these “poster boys and girls” of Padmavati when Mr Madhur Bhandarkar was threatened by the Congress when he was about to release his film “Indu Sarkar” which was based on the Emergency period?
@AzmiShabana ji I am equally concerned about threats to @deepikapadukone and SLB over #Padmavati however I feel sad about your biased approach. I would have appreciated similar support from you when I was being violently threatned by Congress workers over my film #InduSarkar
— Madhur Bhandarkar (@imbhandarkar) November 18, 2017
Even Shashi Tharoor in a hurry to attack Rajput rulers, he said that Maharajas were not valorous. But when the anger against his statement increased, he made a hilarious u-turn from his statement.